E – cigarettes seem to be quite a hot hit among youth

Lucknow: The rise in popularity of vaping devices and e-cigarettes, particularly among young people and teenagers, may be attributed mainly to false beliefs about their safety in comparison to conventional tobacco products. Nonetheless, accumulating data emphasizes the major health hazards connected to these gadgets.

Dr. Sreenivass B J, Medical Oncologist and Specialist in Lung Cancer, HCG Cancer Hospital, Bangalore, discussed the health risks associated with vaping devices and e-cigarettes in an interview with Jagran English.

The possibility of lung injury is one of the most urgent worries, according to Dr. Sreenivass. Despite the fact that e-cigarettes are often promoted as a less dangerous option to smoking, they nonetheless introduce dangerous chemicals and minute particles into the lungs. Inflammation, breathing problems, and even permanent lung damage may result from this. Moreover, nicotine, which is very addictive and may stunt teenage brain development, is often included in the liquid used in e-cigarettes.

Furthermore, there have been concerning reports of serious lung damage and even fatalities associated with vaping, especially for people who alter their devices or use illicit vaping items to inhale THC, the euphoric ingredient in marijuana. These occurrences highlight the need for tighter regulation and the risks associated with uncontrolled vaping devices.

Furthermore, since the vaping business is still relatively young and research is still underway, the long-term health impacts of vaping are still not completely known. New research, however, points to possible connections between vaping and a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and other dangerous illnesses.

The attractiveness of e-cigarettes to non-smokers, especially young people, is another worrying factor. A new generation has found vaping appealing due to clever marketing strategies, alluring flavors, and stylish designs; this has raised concerns about nicotine addiction and the health hazards that accompany it among teenagers.

Given these hazards, lawmakers need to enact stronger laws governing vaping goods, such as prohibitions on flavor-infused e-cigarettes and limitations on advertising strategies directed towards children. Public health campaigns are also required to promote smoking cessation programs and inform the public—especially the youth—about the risks associated with vaping.

Ultimately, the overwhelming body of research indicates that vaping devices pose significant health hazards, despite their apparent harmlessness and stylish appeal as a substitute for smoking cigarettes. People need to make educated choices about their health and wellbeing and be aware of these risks.

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